Childish Authors – one act comedy about the classroom for a mix of adults and kids

comedy about the classroom


You’re an author. You’ve written a book for children that you think they’ll love. So when the local school invites you to a book reading for nine year olds you jump at the chance. Poor you. You should never have done that. Apparently your book about modern moms with nannies and dads who drive SUV’s isn’t quite what you thought it was. The kids are quick to point out that there was no way that Holly would have paid for an ad to hire her own nanny and the fact that the mom posts pics of herself on the internet is obviously completely inappropriate for a children’s book in this one act comedy about the classroom.

Luckily their teacher has wised up after a year with these little brats and she knows just what to do to fix it. And it doesn’t involve raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

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Author: Leon Kaye

Type: One act comedy about the classroom

Genre: Comedy, children, school

Cast: 3 adults (F), 6 children (3M 3F)

Ages of the actors: One older woman in her 60’s, two in their 30’s and kids are around 9 years of age

Length: 30 minutes

Suitable for: All ages to watch, kids and adults to perform. Adult roles should ideally be played by adults.

Set: Empty stage with barstools, a carpet for the kids to sit on and three pocket books.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – words are easy to learn for the kids but there is a lot of satire in this sketch that needs to come across.

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